Neil Boyden Tanner Named Deputy Chief Counsel of CIGNA International and Chief Counsel of CIGNA International Expatriate Benefits

Neil Boyden Tanner Named Deputy Chief Counsel of CIGNA International and Chief Counsel of CIGNA International Expatriate Benefits

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Neil Boyden Tanner was named Deputy Chief Counsel of Cigna International and Chief Counsel of CIGNA International Expatriate Benefits, a leading provider of group healthcare benefits to expatriates around the world. Tanner will have overall responsibility for legal and compliance activities for the Global Expatriate Benefits business, and will provide support in leading legal and compliance initiatives for CIGNA International’s other lines of business. Tanner joins CIGNA from ARAMARK, where he spent nearly 5 years as Associate General Counsel – International.

Tanner comes to CIGNA with significant international experience. He is currently a member of the Extended Bureau (Board of Directors) of the Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (“AIJA” or the International Young Lawyers Association) and has worked in Japan, Greece and throughout the United Kingdom. In addition to AIJA, Tanner is also an Adjunct Professor at the Temple University School of Law where he teaches JD students and foreign practicing lawyers in the LLM program on “Advising the Multinational Company on Global Legal Issues”. He currently serves as the President of the British American Business Council, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the USAIRWAYS Education Foundation and the Japan America Society. The Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly previously named Mr. Tanner as one of “50 on the Fast Track”, among lawyers under the age of 40, the Philadelphia Business Journal named him as one of the 2007 “40 Under 40” and he has been selected by the “Super Lawyers” (the top lawyers in the Commonwealth as elected by all attorneys) as a “Rising Star” (one of the best attorneys in the Commonwealth under the age of 40) on multiple occasions.

Tanner received his Juris Doctor and Advanced Graduate Certificate in East Asian Studies from the University of Pittsburgh, a Certificate in International Maritime Law from the University of the Aegean in Rhodes, Greece, a Masters of Governmental Administration from the Fels Center of Government at the University of Pennsylvania, his Bachelor of Arts in International Relations–Political Economy from the College of William and Mary and a Certificate in Japanese Studies from Shoin University in Kobe, Japan. Mr. Tanner also completed law study in the Japanese language at the Tokyo campus of the Temple University School of Law. He speaks Japanese.

About CIGNA International

CIGNA International is part of CIGNA (NYSE:CI), a global health service and related insurance company dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense of security. CIGNA Corporation’s operating subsidiaries in the United States provide an integrated suite of medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy and vision care benefits, as well as group life, accident and disability insurance. Outside the U.S. CIGNA delivers access to superior quality health care and related financial protection programs to employers, affinity groups and individuals. CIGNA actively sells in 27 countries and jurisdictions and serves expatriates virtually everywhere in the world. On a global scale, CIGNA serves some 46 million people. To learn more about CIGNA, visit To sign up for email alerts or an RSS feed of company news, log on to

About CIGNA International Expatriate Benefits (CIEB)

For over 30 years, CIEB has been an industry leader for providing benefits to global workers virtually around the world. As an organization dedicated to the needs of international employers and their globally mobile workforce, all CIEB activities are motivated by the same core objectives: enhancing the expatriate experience and keeping employees healthy and on assignment. CIEB offers a comprehensive line of coverage and 24/7 multilingual customer service, multi currency claims payment options and access to an industry leading global healthcare network of more than 600,000 providers. CIEB partners with local health care providers, insurance companies and third party administrators to offer members access to the highest quality local health care available, while helping ensure employers meet required regulatory requirements – and receive discounts when available.

“CIGNA” refers to CIGNA Corporation and/or its subsidiaries and affiliates. CIGNA International and CIGNA International Expatriate Benefits refer to these subsidiaries and affiliates. Products and services are provided by these subsidiaries, affiliates and other contracted companies and not by CIGNA Corporation. “CIGNA” is a registered service mark. Copyright 2010 CIGNA Corporation.

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